Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University[lower-alpha 1] (often abbreviated as Johns Hopkins, Hopkins, or JHU) is a private research university in Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins was the first U.S. university based on the European research institution model.[6]

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Johns Hopkins University
MottoVeritas vos liberabit (Latin)
Motto in English
"The truth will set you free"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedFebruary 22, 1876; 147 years ago (February 22, 1876)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$9.32 billion (2021)[1]
PresidentRonald J. Daniels
ProvostStephen Gange (interim)
Total staff
Students30,549 (2022)
Undergraduates5,318 (2022)[3]:19
Postgraduates25,231 (2022)[3]:19
Location, ,
United States

39°19′44″N 76°37′13″W
CampusLarge city[4], 140 acres (57 ha)
Other campuses
NewspaperThe Johns Hopkins News-Letter
ColorsHeritage blue and spirit blue[5]
NicknameBlue Jays
Sporting affiliations
MascotBlue Jay

The university was named for its first benefactor, the American entrepreneur and Quaker philanthropist Johns Hopkins.[7] Hopkins' $7 million bequest to establish the university was the largest philanthropic gift in U.S. history up to that time.[8][9] Daniel Coit Gilman, who was inaugurated as Johns Hopkins's first president on February 22, 1876,[10] led the university to revolutionize higher education in the U.S. by integrating teaching and research.[11] In 1900, Johns Hopkins became a founding member of the American Association of Universities.[12] The university has led all U.S. universities in annual research and development expenditures for over four consecutive decades ($3.1 billion as of fiscal year 2020).[13]

While its primary campus is in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins also maintains ten divisions on campuses in other Maryland locations, including Laurel, Rockville, Columbia, Aberdeen, California, Elkridge, and Owings Mills.[14] The two undergraduate divisions, the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering are located on the Homewood campus in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood.[15] The medical school, nursing school, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Children's Center are located on the Medical Institutions campus in East Baltimore.[16] The university also consists of the Peabody Institute, Applied Physics Laboratory, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, School of Education, Carey Business School, and various other facilities.[17] The university also has graduate campuses in Italy, China, and Washington, D.C.[18]

As of October 2019, 39 Nobel laureates and one Fields Medalist have been affiliated with Johns Hopkins's faculty and alumni.[19] Founded in 1883, the Blue Jays men's lacrosse team has captured 44 national titles[20] and plays in the Big Ten Conference as an affiliate member.[21] The university's other sports teams compete in Division III of the NCAA as members of the Centennial Conference.